March 26, 2013 Portions of the Lone Star Trail remain closed by order of the Forest Service.
Portions of the Lone Star Hiking Trail are officially closed. THE WOODS SURROUNDING THE TRAILS ARE OPEN. We have received many inquiries as to when all trails will be reopened. Unfortunately, the answer is we simply don't know. Clearing of dead trees must be done by the Forest Service, which has no funds at the moment to continue the work. This page will be updated when work resumes.
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and 261.53(e) and 261.55(a), and because of the risk of falling trees and limbs resulting from recent tree mortality caused by extreme drought, stresses to live trees due to recent rainfall, and strong winds, I am closing the following areas:
AREAS CLOSED:Portions of National Forest System trails located in the SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL FOREST within Montgomery, San Jacinto, and Walker Counties, Texas.
Wilderness Section, all trails west of FM 149 are now open and clear. These are the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT), West Fork Trail, Sand Branch Trail, North Wilderness Trail, Pole Creek Trail, and Little Lake Creek Loop Trail (LLCL). Both the Lone Star Trail and Little Lake Creek Loop trail east of FM 149 remain closed.
The Kelly Section is officially closed. The Little Lake Creek Loop Trail where it runs alongside Caney Creek (LLCL miles 15.5 - 18.5) is choked with down limbs and is "impassable."
The Stubblefield Section is officially closed. The LSHT from FM 1375 to Stubblefield Campground has been cleared. No report on the LSHT from Stubblefield Campground to Bath Road.
The East half of the Hunstville Section, 2.8 miles between Camelia Lake and Interstate 45 (Trailhead #7) is open and clear. The west side of the Huntsville Section is officially closed, but reports say it is relatively clear.